What we need from a National Care Service

In this, the second of our series of posts on the care crisis, Kathy Jenkins looks at what we need from a National Care Service and how the Scottish Government’s planned service, currently before Parliament, fails in almost every respect. A National Care Service for Scotland Trade unions and others are expressing many serious concernsContinue reading “What we need from a National Care Service”

Why is the EIJB discussing care in private?

This post from Councillor Ross McKenzie is the first in a series which we place to publish on the social care crisis in Edinburgh. The ‘Edinburgh Integration Joint Board’ (EIJB) also known as the ‘Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership’ (HSCP) was established in 2015 to oversee the planning and delivery of newly integrated healthContinue reading “Why is the EIJB discussing care in private?”

Edinburgh Care Crisis

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board met on Tuesday 18th October. One of the major items on their agenda – a Scottish Government report on health and social care in the city was discussed in private (point 11 referred to in the deputations that we post here). Another Edinburgh is Possible held a protest outside theContinue reading “Edinburgh Care Crisis”

Report from the Our City, Our Future Conference

There was an excellent discussion at the conference on September 10th, covering Care, Climate, Housing, Jobs and the Cost of Living. Sadly some people were unable to attend because of the disruption to travel in the city on that day. We were also very conscious that time didn’t allow for all the issues we wouldContinue reading “Report from the Our City, Our Future Conference”

Conference: Our City, Our Future

Another Edinburgh is Possible is holding a conference on Saturday 10th September. Register for the conference by clicking here The day is designed to be participative so that individuals and campaigns can share ideas and strategies and learn from each other. The conference is co-sponsored by Edinburgh Campaign Against Poverty, Zero Covid Scotland, Edinburgh ClimateContinue reading “Conference: Our City, Our Future”

Deputations to the August EIJB

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board met on Tuesday 8th August. It seems that the proposed public consultation on closure of publicly run care homes will not begin until December 2022. Members of Edinburgh Trades Union Council (ETUC) submitted deputations on care and we reproduce them here. ETUC would welcome comments from social care workers, carersContinue reading “Deputations to the August EIJB”

Write to your MSP

The Scottish Government has published plans for a National Care Service. The new service would rely on outsourcing to the private sector. We believe there is no room for profit in care. The recent report Profiting From Care shows how private providers siphon off money to investors that could and should be spent on care.Continue reading “Write to your MSP”

Profiting from care

A new report ‘Profiting from Care – why Scotland can’t afford privatised social care’ was launched in Edinburgh today. Here we share a short summary of the report’s findings and provide a link to the PDF version. It’s well worth reading in full. We’d love to publish longer reviews of the report or short reflectionsContinue reading “Profiting from care”

Updated Campaign Statement

Over the last few weeks we’ve been working on an update to our campaign statement. This version was approved at the campaign meeting on 9th June 2022. (You can download the statement here). Another Edinburgh is Possible It is time to end the cycle of cuts to vital local services in our city.  Austerity, outsourcing andContinue reading “Updated Campaign Statement”